Atkinson, Holt County, Nebraska
FRANK J. MLINAR DIES; RESIDENT HERE 48 YEARS
Death Comes As Relief To Pioneer Atkinson Homesteader
Funeral Held Monday
Had Been In Ill Health About 2 Months
Leaves Wife and 9 Children
Frank J. MLINAR, one of Holt County's pioneer homesteaders who for 48 years lived on a farm southwest of Atkinson, died
Fri, Feb. 12 , at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur WISE, in Stuart. He was nearly 70 years of age.
Mr. MLINAR had been in ill health for about 2 months. He spent the last 3 weeks of this time in bed and suffered intense
paine, death coming as a relief. Funeral services were held Mon morning at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Atkinson
[burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery]. Pallbearers were Mr. MLINAR'S 3 youngest sons, Anton, Adolph and Joseph, and his
son-in-laws, John SMITH, Charlie R. LEWIS and Arthur WISE.
Frank J. MLINER, son of Frank and Caroline MLINAR, was born in Bohemia, on June 7,1862. At the time of his death his
age was 69 years, 8 months and 5 days. He came to America with his parents when he was 4 years of age and the family
lived in [Ringgold County] Iowa until 1884, when they came to Nebraska and settled on a homestead five miles south and
six west of Atkinson.
Mr. MLINAR also took a homestead there and lived in that neighborhood the remainder of his life. In 1886, in Atkinson, he
was united in marriage to Miss Mary COUFAL and to this union 11 children were born, 9 of whom survive their father.
Mr. MLINER was another of the early settlers of this community who in his long residence here became widely acquainted
and made a great many friends.
Those left to mourn his death are his devoted wife and the following children; Ralph, Adolph, Joseph and Miss Ella MLINAR
and Mrs. Frances SMITH of Atkinson, John S. MLINER of Creston; Anton F. of Columbus; Mrs. Mary LEWIS of Anoka; Mrs. Cora
WISE of Stuart. Also surviving him are 13 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Fred, Joe and John of Atkinson; and four sisters,
Mrs. Cora TASLER, Mrs. Barbara JONAS and Mrs. Pauline DAVIS of Atkinson and Mrs. Joe REISER of Butte.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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